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  1.    4 Days Ago #11
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    So Cal
    Posts : 25
    Windows 10 Professional X64
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I'll dl it.
    Should I stop the 2nd scan or will that do further damage?
    Paul
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  2.    4 Days Ago #12
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    India
    Posts : 196
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

    Quote Originally Posted by PSCO2007W10 View Post
    It just finished and said "structure ok) but also said "partition can't be recovered" but then started a new test.
    I don't know why, but you said not to abort so I'm letting it run.
    It looks like I may have to Format, unless you have any other ideas.
    Thanks, so far.
    Paul
    I said do not abort checkdisk midway. I also said if it aborts by itself it is OK and in that case we shall try TestDisk. Instead of waiting for my instructions on how to use TestDisk, you went ahead and started TestDisk. You can close TestDisk anytime by clicking on the X mark in the top right of title bar. It is OK as long as you hadn't given a write command.

    Don't jump the instructions. Don't jump to conclusions.

    If you want to use TestDisk in this case, you should not analyse. Checkdisk outlines what exactly could be wrong. The volume boot record at sector 2048 is corrupt. With that in mind we shall check your drive and try to recover the data and/or restore the drive.

    Follow the TestDisk process outlined in my post #6 in this thread Seagate 2 TB External HD file info corrupted

    Go upto screen 5, and post a screenshot of that screen. Further instructions will follow after I check on it.

    NOTE:

    If you get a different screen at anytime, post a screenshot and then close TestDisk.

    You can close TestDisk Window anytime by clicking on X in top right of the Title Bar.

    You can run TestDisk any number of times as per the above instructions. Your data will not be affected since we are not writing anything to the disk.

    Please be informed that active@partition recovery is not freeware. I have no objections if you want to buy a license.
    Last edited by jumanji; 4 Days Ago at 22:01.
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